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June 15, 2008
lifeboat supporters complete 90-mile fundraising bike ride
team of Burnham-On-Sea lifeboat station supporters completed a
90-mile sponsored cycle ride to raise funds for the charity on
Saturday (June 14th).
team - called 'Coast To Coast' - set off on their bikes from Burnham
lifeboat station in Pier Street and cycled to the RNLI's HQ in
team included Burnham RNLI crewmembers Tim Walters, James Morris
and Ian Tench, who are pictured on the right with Street fundraiser
Tony Whitcombe. The crew have already raised over £1,000
via the Just Giving website here.
the mass start outside Burnham lifeboat station (pictured above),
a total of 14 supporters from Street also embarked on their own
'three peaks challenge', visiting Barrow Mump at Burrowbridge,
Glastonbury Tor, and Brent Knoll via a sixty mile circular route,
and returning to finish at Burnham Lifeboat station.
group's gruelling feat had was generously backed by local businesses.
"Our main sponsors were Ortholite, Guarantee Laundries, who
donated cash and practical support, and Clarks Shoes,"
explained Graham Foote, a Street area supporter.
Burnham RNLI Press Officer Mike Lang added: "Other sponsors
included Home Farm Caravan park, who loaned a support vehicle,
GW Hurleys of Burnham, and Waymouth Signs."
added: "Team Coast2Coast left Burnham at 9am and arrived
at the RNLI College at 3.30pm, having stopped for an hour's rest
during the journey."
cyclist Tim Walters, a Burnham RNLI crewman, said he was delighted
with how the event had gone. He said: "The weather was in
our favour for what proved to be an enjoyable day. There were
lots of hills, but we exceeded our arrival expectations."
supporters, with one of their support vehicles, before their mass
cyclists left Burnham promptly at 9am at the start of the event.
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